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25 November 2016
Feature Story
Don’t mess with us. The staff at the Women and Girls Centre in Waing Maw, Kachin, Myanmar, are giving women and men the power to stop gender-based violence in their own communities.
Gender-based violence is a silent emergency in Myanmar. There is groping on buses, harassment, cyber exploitation, date rape, trafficking and more. And there is domestic violence. Marital rape is... Read more
21 October 2016
Statement
Dr Werner Haug gives a press statement about the 7th in-country ITAB meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
Nay Pyi Taw Note: The International Technical Advisory Board (ITAB) was formed in January 2013. ITAB’s role in the 2014 Population and Housing Census in Myanmar is to provide advice to the Government... Read more
20 October 2016
Statement
Welcome to the release of The State of World Population 2016, published by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. This year’s report is entitled, “10: How our future depends on a girl at this... Read more
20 October 2016
Feature Story
Many children drop out of school at the age of 10 in villages where access to further education is limited
According to the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, young people, aged 10-24, account for almost 30 per cent of the total population; a huge potential reservoir for the development of the... Read more
11 October 2016
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from... Read more
7 October 2016
Feature Story
Mrs Ngechai, of Peite village, Matupi Township, one of many women who received a UNFPA Dignity kit.
Yangon - In 2016, Help and Hope established an office in Lailenpi town, Chin State: the State where married women on average give birth to nine children, according to the recently released 2014... Read more
4 October 2016
Feature Story
Midwives at the Mandalay Midwifery School receive training in basic emergency, obstetric and newborn care.
As part of the Joint UN Health System Strengthening Initiative supported by the 3MDG Fund, UNFPA, with the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Sports, and with expertise from the Spanish... Read more
30 September 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — Infant and under-five mortality in Myanmar is the second-highest in ASEAN. But there is significant geographical variation within the country. A new census report reveals an... Read more
29 September 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — While the total fertility rate in Myanmar is 2.5 children per woman, and on par with ASEAN averages, new and more detailed data tell a very different story: Married women in Myanmar... Read more
27 September 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report uncovers stark realities: 2,800 women die each year in childbirth and pregnancy; and one in five deaths among young women is a maternal death. “The findings... Read more

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